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Leek

Leeks are a popular type of onion aromatic that are similar to an onion, but have a milder flavor. Use mostly in the same way and as a substitute for an onion, with Mirepoix, or in a braised dish. Slow sauté until soft and use as a bed for fish or seafood.

Alternative Names

Poireau

Categories

Allium, Aromatic, Foraged Vegetable

Origin

Mediterranean

Flavor

Grassy, Mild, Sweet-Slightly

Texture

Firm, Tender

Prep Methods

Cut/Slice, Soak/Steep

Cooking Method

Bake, Blanch, Braise, Sauté, Sous Vide

Uses

see categorized dishes

Caution

Wash well to remove dirt and grit that gets between the layers.

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